Over 3 years, our team of experts has bought and tested 18 electric scooters. In this review, we compare the best 13 head to head across several performance tests. We ride these machines on varying street surfaces and measured hill gradients to appraise their power, ride, braking, and range. Each model is put through a multitude of speed tests on a flat course to assess top speed, as well as the experience in each scooter’s speed setting. We time how long it takes to fully charge their batteries and assess ease of portability. After countless hours of pushing each model to its limits, we narrowed the group down to our final recommendations that will satisfy needs ranging from transportation to recreation.